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Oriana Fallaci
July 24, 1929 -
Nationality: Italian
Category: Journalist
Subcategory: Italian Journalist

Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison, and to bear it is an art. And to have that art is rare.


I don't want to hear about my death.


Wojtyla was a warrior, who did more to end the Soviet Union than even America.


I cry, sometimes, because I'm not 20 years younger, and I'm not healthy. But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics.


I didn't want to kill a man. I'm not capable of killing a man. I wanted to kill a tyrant.


I have always looked on disobedience toward the oppressive as the only way to use the miracle of having been born.


Arafat contradicts himself every five minutes. He always plays the double-cross, lies even if you ask him what time it is.


We are an age without leaders. We stopped having leaders at the end of the 20th century.


Is it right to shoot the poor prostitute or a woman who is unfaithful to her husband, or a man who loves another man?


I was a little girl fighting as a partisan against Nazi-Fascism.


When my father was arrested, we didn't know where they had him. My mother found him at the house of torture. It was called Villa Triste.


I am a danger to myself if I get angry.


The moment you give up your principles, and your values, you are dead, your culture is dead, your civilization is dead. Period.


I find it shameful that in nearly all the universities of Europe, Palestinian students sponsor and nurture anti-Semitism.


Have you ever thought that war is a madhouse and that everyone in the war is a patient?


Without Khomeini, we would not be where we are. What a pity that, when pregnant with him, his mother did not choose to have an abortion.


You cannot govern, you cannot administrate, with an ignoramus.


Khomeini was not a puppet like Arafat or Qaddafi or the many other dictators I met in the Islamic world. He was a sort of Pope, a sort of king - a real leader.


I am disgusted by the anti-Semitism of many Italians, of many Europeans.


Europe is no longer Europe, it is Eurabia, a colony of Islam, where the Islamic invasion does not proceed only in a physical sense, but also in a mental and cultural sense.


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